Turmeric, an Asian perennial plant of the ginger family, is known for both its spicy flavor and powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants fight free radicals, the damaging compounds we come into contact with every day: cigarette smoke, car exhaust, chemicals in skin creams and ointments, chemicals in processed foods, cleaning products, etc. Our bodies are capable of fighting the damage these compounds induce with the appropriate fuel: vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants from a welll-rounded diet.
Turmuric, and particularly its active compound curcumin, possesses the power to fight the radicals or “oxidants” that we come into contact with on a daily basis. And supplementing with turmeric can provide a great boost in antioxidant consumption, supporting cellular, heart, brain and joint health. However, choosing the right turmeric supplement is not so easy! Turmeric is not so readily absorbed from the digestive tract and must be paired with a full meal or black pepper for maximal absorption. The quality of the supplement brand can also affect absorption rate. As a Registered Dietitian I am always assessing brand integrity when it comes to ingredients, quality and consistency, so naturally I set out to find a turmeric supplement that lived up to its antioxidant claims with high-quality potency and consistency, while also being formulated for easy and more complete absorption.
I found a winner in Natrol Extra Strength Turmeric featuring CurcuWIN! This powerhouse supplement provides support for a healthy inflammation response, heart and joints. CurcuWIN®, the active curcumin extract in this supplement, increases absorption of curcuminoids, the oxidant-fighting compounds that support a healthy body. In studies conducted on CurcuWIN, this proprietary form of curcumin demonstrated longer sustained periods of curcuminoid availability (as compared to other forms of curcumin) at high levels of concentration, providing the body with potent antioxidant protection for cellular health.†
While a critical factor in choosing a high quality turmeric supplement, the high absorption rate is not the only reason I liked Natrol’s Extra Strength Turmeric. I also trust the brand. Natrol, LLC is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of vitamins and supplements. Established in 1980, Natrol produces quality vitamins and supplements including herbs and botanicals, multivitamins, specialty and sports nutrition to proactively manage and maintain good health. Collectively, the Natrol family of brands includes Natrol, MRI, PROLAB, Laci Le Beau, NuHair, and Shen Min, and products are available in health food retailers and other online retailers. Considering the brand’s positive reputation and the studies showing the increased curcumin absorption rate with CurcuWIN, Natrol Extra Strength Turmeric delivers with quality, consistency and potency.
Natrol Extra Strength Turmeric’s Key Benefits
- Supports a Normal Healthy Inflammation Response
- Increases Curcumin Absorption up to 46x with Clinically Proven CurcuWin®†^
- Supports cardiovascular, joint, and brain health
- Requires just one capsule per day with a meal
- Reasonable price range: $10-20 per 60-capsule bottle (2-month supply)
- Allergy friendly (FREE of dairy, wheat, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and yeast)
- NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Find Natrol Extra Strength Turmeric with CurcuWIN at select health food and online retailers near you, including The Vitamin Shoppe, iHerb.com, Swanson Health Products, and Jet.com. Natrol distributes products nationally as well as internationally in over 50 countries. Visit www.Natrol.com for more information.